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the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


/so·ci·ol·o·gy/ (so″se-ol´ah-je) the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


Etymology: L, socius + Gk, logos, science
the study of group behavior within a society.


n the study of group behavior within a society.

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Q. i suffer from fear of heights ... is there any sociological way to treat it and make it less effective?

A. Fear of heights is a very common specific phobia, in psychiatric terms. Nowadays the best way of therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),in which a person learns how to deal with the phobia through cognitive thinking in steps. It is a very recommended method in psychology/ psychiatry these days.

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